HMT Lancer II


The steam trawler was laid down at Smiths Dock & Co and was launched in December 1914. She was ment to do service as a fish trawler but was bought by the British Admiralty and put in service as an armed trawler under the name HMT Lancer II. Under a journey towards Newhaven she collided with HM Yacht Vagrant 18.July 1918 outside Brighton light. She was taken in tow but sank not long after. The remains of Lancer rest today on a depth of 16 to 24 meter approximately three nautical miles south of Newhaven in Sussex.

Former names:
HMT Lancer II

Tons: Built: Home Port:
275 grt
Hull ( UK ) 1914
London ( UK )

50 44.20N 0 01.06E
( Source: Brightonboat )

Picture: HMT Lancer II
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Last updated: August 2019